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WWUS74 KEPZ 221743

National Weather Service El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa NM
1143 AM MDT Thu Jun 22 2017


.A very strong dome of high pressure lingers over the Borderland
This system, coupled with drier air, will keep temperatures very
hot across the region through Friday. Afternoon highs will top
out about 10 to 15 degrees above normal, and nights will remain
quite warm. Afternoon highs between 105 and 110 will be common
across the lowlands today and Friday. As a result heat- related
health concerns will increase to dangerous levels for people,
pets, and livestock across the Far West Texas and Southern New
Mexico lowlands through Saturday.

Southwest Desert/Lower Gila River Valley-Lowlands of the Bootheel-
Uplands of the Bootheel-Southwest Desert/Mimbres Basin-
Sierra County Lakes-Northern Dona Ana County-
Southern Dona Ana County/Mesilla Valley-Central Tularosa Basin-
Southern Tularosa Basin-Otero Mesa-Western El Paso County-
Eastern/Central El Paso County-
Northern Hudspeth Highlands/Hueco Mountains-Salt Basin-
Southern Hudspeth Highlands-
Rio Grande Valley of Eastern El Paso/Western Hudspeth Counties-
Rio Grande Valley of Eastern Hudspeth County-
Including the cities of Lordsburg, Red Rock, Virden,
Antelope Wells, Animas, Hachita, Cloverdale, Deming, Columbus,
Truth Or Consequences, Derry, Spaceport, Garfield, Hatch,
Radium Springs, Las Cruces, Vado, Sunland Park, Alamogordo,
Tularosa, White Sands Monument, Chaparral, Orogrande,
White Sands Range Headquarters, Crow Flats, Downtown El Paso,
West El Paso, Upper Valley, East and Northeast El Paso, Socorro,
Fort Bliss, Hueco Tanks, Loma Linda, Cornudas, Dell City,
Salt Flat, Sierra Blanca, Fabens, Fort Hancock, Tornillo,
and Indian Hot Springs
1143 AM MDT Thu Jun 22 2017


* LOCATION...All of the lowlands of Far West Texas and Southern
  New Mexico within the counties of El Paso, Hudspeth, Otero,
  Dona Ana, Sierra, Luna, Grant, and Hidalgo.

* TEMPERATURE...Desert and lowland elevations will see daily
  afternoon highs between 105 to 110 degrees. Area mountains
  will see highs mainly in the 90s. Nighttime low temperatures
  will stay warm with morning lows remaining above 75 degrees
  across the lowlands.

* IMPACTS...Very hot temperatures with low relative humidity
  will increase the risk for dehydration and heat related
  illnesses. Pets and livestock will also be impacted by these
  very hot temperatures. Death will come quick to any person, or
  pets left in a car. Heat exhaustion and heat stroke can lead
  to death.


Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out
of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.

Take extra precautions, if you work or spend time outside. When
possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or
evening. Schedule frequent rest breaks in shaded or air
conditioned environments. Wear light weight and loose fitting
clothing when possible and drink plenty of water. Know the signs
and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Anyone overcome
by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat
stroke is an emergency, call 9 1 1.



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